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St Michael's Parish 

Welcome to St Michael's Parish. Here you will find details about the Parish by using the menu along the top of the page - our Churches, Mass times, services and ministries, history and contacts. Click here to download the latest parish bulletins.

To find out what is happening in St Michael's Parish and the Diocese, make sure you check out the events page. You might also like to visit the Diocese of Wollongong Website. 

The Parish Pastoral Council is developing a new website for our Parish, which will make it easier to connect with us. 


THIS WEEK


24th June 2018 - 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Yr B)
"I praise you for I am wonderfully made." 


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The Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated in the Parish on Sunday 1st July with Mass at 9:30am and 1:30pm.

Due to the large number of ‘Confirmandi’ at the 9:30am Mass, we urge parishioners who regularly participate in that Mass to attend an alternative Mass.


The Pastoral Care group meeting scheduled for Monday 25th June at Vincentia is now cancelled. Next meeting will be Monday 27th August.


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NAIDOC Week begins on Sunday 1st July – Theme: Because of her, we can!

Women form the backbone of communities across Australia. This is particularly true for Aboriginal and Islander Catholic Ministries. Women are at the forefront of these community driven organizations designed to meet the spiritual and physical needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholics. This is an opportunity to celebrate and embrace the role that women play in our Ministries, our Church and our families.


Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion 10:00am-1:00pm: Saturday 7th July St Michael’s Parish Hall, Nowra.   Members of the Diocesan Liturgical Commission will lead two sessions in the morning covering the common ministry of Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion and one session after lunch for servers. Morning tea provided.


Are you noticing the needs of your fellow parishioners & neighbours in times of sickness or other household emergencies? Remember the Parish Samaritan Group has volunteers happy to provide a meal. Contact us through the parish office 44231712 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


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Pray As You Go and Sacred Space are free Apps, available to download from iTunes and Google Play. You can listen in the car, out walking or any time of day. It offers a reflection on the daily Scripture reading and a reflective review (examen) of your day before you go to sleep.


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Planned Giving – The new batch of Planned Giving Envelopes are available in churches. Please note – anyone whose envelope number is above 420 – you have been allocated a new number. This is due to a decline in the number of contributors for various reasons, so fewer envelopes were ordered this year.
New subscribers are certainly needed and much appreciated. Insurance alone for the entire parish is currently at $43,000. Please, contact the Parish Office if you wish to subscribe to the Planned Giving Program.
Contributions can be made by weekly envelope or monthly by direct debit. If you wish to contribute by Direct Debit (Electronic Planned Giving) forms are available in both foyers of St Michael’s. Please ensure completed forms are returned to the Parish Office.
As we are all aware recurring costs and the wide range of maintenance within the Parish continue to increase, thus the need for new subscribers Thank you for your support.


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The Annual Mission Appeal will be conducted throughout the Parish on Sunday 24th June. The focus this year is on Myanmar, a country that is experiencing much conflict and internal discrimination. The theme is “Healing a nation through Education”. The Appeal is being conducted at Berry this Sunday. Parishioners are encouraged to support this Appeal with your customary generosity.


2018 Significant Marriage Anniversaries Mass If you are celebrating 25, 40, 50 or 60 years of marriage this year and would like an invitation to the Mass to be celebrated by Bishop Brian Mascord at St John Vianney Co-Cathedral, on Sunday 19th August 2018 at 2:00pm, please contact Helen Bennett 4222 2403 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at the Office of the Bishop by Friday 13 July and an invitation will be sent to you.


For a great night out with friends join us on Saturday July 7th at the Gerringong Town Hall. Singing by Katandra Womens A Cappella Choir and dancing to the music of the ’16 piece’ Village Big Band! There will be a variety of delicious platters, coffee, tea & sweet treats included in the $30 ticket price. BYO drinks. Book a ticket or a table for 8. All proceeds are in support of The Childrens Medical Research Institute. Tickets are available on TRYBOOKING.COM / VJFK. For more info, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


 

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SVdP – Many thanks to all those who donated re-usable shopping bags for use for our food parcels. Thanks to your generosity, we now have plenty of bags, so we won't need any more at this stage.

SVdP - We find that we are in urgent need of a receptionist for Monday mornings for the next few weeks. If you can help us, please call Wendy on 0405095455.. 


 Our Parish History: A Faithful People’ @ $10.00 Copies available at the Churches. 


 

St Michael’s Playgroup - Runs each Monday during the school term from 9:00am–10:30am in foyer of St Michael's School Hall. Parents, grandparents, carers, all welcome! Please bring your child’s snacks and drink. Gold coin donation.


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Children’s Liturgy Sundays 9:30am St Michaels - children aged 4 and up gather together with our volunteer teachers to receive God's Word on their own level, in a fun and interactive way.



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Let your light Shine! Catechists ensure that children hear of God’s love for them. Can you give 1 hour of your time per week to teach or help out in a classroom? Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or speak with our Catechist Coordinator, Frances Fairs 4423 1712. 


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Craft-Tea Characters - Clean and useable knitting, crocheting, sewing and general craft materials are gratefully accepted. Don’t forget you are welcome to join us on a Wednesday 9:30ish-12:00ish. Making connections through craft, cuppas and company.
Pop in or contact Louise 0438218728.


  

Bomaderry Waratah RSL Day Club offers social support and friendship to older people who are still living in the community but who are unable to attend more active programs. For further information please phone Rosemary on 4423 3330. Click here to download poster.


NEED HELP AT HOME OR KNOW SOMEBODY WHO DOES? CatholicCare offers practical in-home aged care services, so you or someone you love can continue living a happy and healthy life in the comfort of their own home. For more information please call 42549342 or visit www.catholiccare.dow.org.au


 

The home is the heart of the Church. CAtHFAMILY brings you a selection of activities, prayer rituals, crafts and recipes for free from their website www.cathfamily.org. Don't miss CathKids, weekly interactive experience with a two minute animated reflection on the Sunday reading. Families in the Diocese of Wollongong are encouraged to utilise these resources at home to share faith with kids.


St Joseph’s House of Spirituality & Hospitality Batehaven – offers a quiet environment for prayer, reflection and hospitality for individuals or small groups. For further information or outline of 2018 program, contact Sr Carmel Drew 4472 4021 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


SVdP Piety Stall

SVdP Piety Stall, Berry Street Nowra is a great place to visit for all your religious gifts. Items can be ordered from the catalogue.
If you have any enquiries, please call the stall on 4421 7395.


JourneyCatholicRadio

"The Journey" is a weekly program developed by the Catholic Diocese of Wollongong aired on a growing number of Christian Radio Stations around Australia. Each week, there is a reflection on the Sunday Gospel reading. Add to that some great music and interviews with people doing amazing things right around the globe and you’ve got a show that is all about faith, hope love and life. The Journey is produced and hosted by Mr Jude Hennessy in partnership with Pulse 94.1FM. The Journey Catholic Radio Program – Airs Weekly.
Go to www.jcr.org.au or www.itunes.jcr.org.au where you can subscribe to weekly shows by email. 


Sacred Heart Church Bomaderry Piety Stall – Open after 9:30am Sunday Mass. For all your Confirmation and Communion and religious gifts and cards. Other items by special order from the catalogue.
Contact Suzie Alamango: 4448 6219 / 0419 249 008.


 2018 Bulletins